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  1. Trump Administration Appoints Clark Chapin as State Executive Director fro USDA Farm Service Agency in Connecticut

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 02:12 PM

    Tolland, Conn. -- Nov. 8, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Clark Chapin as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA). Chapin joined the Connecticut FSA team on Monday, Oct. 30.

  2. USDA Offers Targeted Farm Loan Funding for Underserved Groups and Beginning Farmers

    Thu Nov 2, 2017 01:34 PM

    Tolland, CT, Nov. 2, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Farm Loan Chief Eric Bodzinski reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers.

  3. FSA County Committee Elections Begin

    Thu Oct 26, 2017 09:42 AM

    Tolland, CT, Oct. 26, 2017 – Connecticut Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Doris Ostrowski announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  4. USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    Wed Oct 4, 2017 02:11 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 –Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and $1.6 billion under CRP for 2017.

  5. USDA and SCORE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort

    Thu Aug 10, 2017 08:35 AM

    (Tolland, CT), August 10, 2017 – Connecticut Acting State Executive Director Doris Ostrowski announced today that Connecticut will participate in a recently announced effort to mentor new and beginning farmers and ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans, and others to enable them to better succeed in agribusiness. Today’s announcement is part of a partnership announced in August by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, which established a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.